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First Batch of Afghan Evacuees Arrive in Uganda

Afghan evacuees leaving following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban (BBC)

The first batch of 51 Afghan evacuees arrived in the country this morning aboard a chartered flight, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo confirmed the arrival of the afghan evacuees in a post on his Twitter handle but gave a different.

They were received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, US mission Uganda and will be in hotels in Entebbe. 

The arrival of the evacuees is in line with the US government request to Uganda to temporarily host at-risk Afghan nationals and other nationals in transit to the US and other destinations worldwide following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

According to earlier statements from the Foreign Affairs Ministry officials, the US government asked Uganda to host 2000 refugees.

  • Afghan Evacuees
  • arrived in Uganda
  • Entebbe International Airport
  • Taliban

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